Part 9401 Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

Terms Used In CFR > Title 5 > Chapter LXXXIV

  • Access: means the ability to:

    (i) Add liquids to or remove liquids from any tank or piping system, through a valve or combination of valves or by moving liquids from one tank to another tank. See 43 CFR 3173.1

  • Act: means the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U. See 43 CFR 2710.0-5
  • API: means American Petroleum Institute. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • API: means American Petroleum Institute. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Appropriate valves: means those valves that must be sealed during the production or sales phase (e. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Area ratio: means the smallest unrestricted area at the primary device divided by the cross-sectional area of the meter tube. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • As-found: means the reading of a mechanical or electronic transducer when compared to a certified test device, prior to making any adjustments to the transducer. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • As-left: means the reading of a mechanical or electronic transducer when compared to a certified test device, after making adjustments to the transducer, but prior to returning the transducer to service. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Atmospheric pressure: means the pressure exerted by the weight of the atmosphere at a specific location. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Audit trail: means all source records necessary to verify and recalculate the volume and quality of oil or gas production measured at a facility measurement point (FMP) and reported to the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR). See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management to whom has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this part. See 43 CFR 2720.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management who has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this part. See 43 CFR 2710.0-5
  • Automatic ignition system: means an automatic ignitor and, where needed to ensure continuous combustion, a continuous pilot flame. See 43 CFR 3179.3
  • Averaging period: means the previous 12 months or the life of the meter, whichever is shorter. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Base temperature: means 60 °F. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Beta ratio: means the measured diameter of the orifice bore divided by the measured inside diameter of the meter tube. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • BIA: means the Bureau of Indian Affairs. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Bias: means a systematic shift in the mean value of a set of measurements away from the true value of what is being measured. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Bias: means a shift in the mean value of a set of measurements away from the true value of what is being measured. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • BLM: means the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Btu: means British thermal unit. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Business day: means any day Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • By-pass: means any piping or other arrangement around or avoiding a meter or other measuring device or method (or component thereof) at an FMP that allows oil or gas to flow without measurement. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Capture: means the physical containment of natural gas for transportation to market or productive use of natural gas, and includes injection and royalty-free on-site uses pursuant to subpart 3178 of this part. See 43 CFR 3179.3
  • Certificate of calibration: means a document stating the base prover volume and other physical data required for the calibration of flow meters. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • CMS: means Coriolis Measurement System. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Communitized area: means the area committed to a BLM approved communitization agreement. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Composite meter factor: means a meter factor corrected from normal operating pressure to base pressure. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Configuration log: means the list of constant flow parameters, calculation methods, alarm set points, and other values that are programmed into the flow computer in a CMS. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Configuration log: means a list of all fixed or user-programmable parameters used by the flow computer that could affect the calculation or verification of flow rate, volume, or heating value. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Coriolis meter: means a device which by means of the interaction between a flowing fluid and oscillation of tube(s) infers a mass flow rate. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • CPL: means correction for the effect of pressure on a liquid. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • CTL: means correction for the effect of temperature on a liquid. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Days: means consecutive calendar days, unless otherwise indicated. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Discharge coefficient: means an empirically derived correction factor that is applied to the theoretical differential flow equation in order to calculate a flow rate that is within stated uncertainty limits. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Displacement prover: means a prover consisting of a pipe or pipes with known capacities, a displacement device, and detector switches, which sense when the displacement device has reached the beginning and ending points of the calibrated section of pipe. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Dynamic meter factor: means a kinetic meter factor derived by linear interpolation or polynomial fit, used for conditions where a series of meter factors have been determined over a range of normal operating conditions. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Economically marginal property: means a lease, unit PA, or CA that does not generate sufficient revenue above operating costs, such that a prudent operator would opt to plug a well or shut-in the lease, unit PA, or CA instead of making the investments needed to achieve non-commingled measurement of production from that lease, unit PA, or CA. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Effectively sealed: means the placement of a seal in such a manner that the sealed component cannot be accessed, moved, or altered without breaking the seal. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Element range: means the difference between the minimum and maximum value that the element (differential-pressure bellows, static-pressure element, and temperature element) of a mechanical recorder is designed to measure. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Event log: means an electronic record of all exceptions and changes to the flow parameters contained within the configuration log that occur and have an impact on a quantity transaction record. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Event log: means an electronic record of all exceptions and changes to the flow parameters contained within the configuration log that occur and have an impact on a quantity transaction record. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Family sized farm: means the unit of public lands determined to be chiefly valuable for agriculture, and that is of sufficient size, based on land use capabilities, development requirements and economic capability, to provide a level of net income, after payment of expenses and taxes, which will sustain a family sized agribusiness operation above the poverty level for a rural farm family of 4 as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. See 43 CFR 2710.0-5
  • Free water: means the measured volume of water that is present in a container and that is not in suspension in the contained liquid at observed temperature. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • GARVS: means the BLM's Gas Analysis Reporting and Verification System. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Gas: means any fluid, either combustible or noncombustible, hydrocarbon or non-hydrocarbon, that has neither independent shape nor volume, but tends to expand indefinitely and exists in a gaseous state under metered temperature and pressure conditions. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Gas well: means a well for which the energy equivalent of the gas produced, including its entrained liquefiable hydrocarbons, exceeds the energy equivalent of the oil produced, as determined at the time of well completion. See 43 CFR 3179.3
  • GPA: means the Gas Processors Association. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Gross standard volume: means a volume of oil corrected to base pressure and temperature. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Heating value: means the gross heat energy released by the complete combustion of one standard cubic foot of gas at 14. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Heating value variability: means the deviation of previous heating values over a given time period from the average heating value over that same time period, calculated at a 95 percent confidence level. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Holding agency: means any Federal agency claiming use of a tract of land subject to these regulations. See 43 CFR 2655.0-5
  • Hydrocarbon dew point: means the temperature at which hydrocarbon liquids begin to form within a gas mixture. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Indicated volume: means the uncorrected volume indicated by the meter in a lease automatic custody transfer system or the Coriolis meter in a CMS. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Innage gauging: means the level of a liquid in a tank measured from the datum plate or tank bottom to the surface of the liquid. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Integration: means a process by which the lines on a circular chart (differential pressure, static pressure, and flowing temperature) used in conjunction with a mechanical chart recorder are re-traced or interpreted in order to determine the volume that is represented by the area under the lines. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Known mineral values: means mineral rights in lands containing geologic formations that are valuable in the monetary sense for exploring, developing, or producing natural mineral deposits. See 43 CFR 2720.0-5
  • LACT: means lease automatic custody transfer. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Land description: means a location surveyed in accordance with the U. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Liquids unloading: means the removal of an accumulation of liquid hydrocarbons or water from the wellbore of a completed gas well. See 43 CFR 3179.3
  • Live input variable: means a datum that is automatically obtained in real time by an EGM system. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Mcf: means 1,000 standard cubic feet. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Mean: means the sum of all the values in a data set divided by the number of values in the data set. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Meter factor: means a ratio obtained by dividing the measured volume of liquid that passed through a prover or master meter during the proving by the measured volume of liquid that passed through the line meter during the proving, corrected to base pressure and temperature. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Mishandling: means failing to measure or account for removal of production from a facility. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Mole percent: means the number of molecules of a particular type that are present in a gas mixture divided by the total number of molecules in the gas mixture, expressed as a percentage. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Net standard volume: means the gross standard volume corrected for quantities of non-merchantable substances such as sediment and water. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • NIST: means National Institute of Standards and Technology. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Off-lease measurement: means measurement at an FMP that is not located on the lease, unit, or communitized area from which the production came. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • OGOR: means Oil and Gas Operations Report (Form ONRR-4054 or any successor report). See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Oil: means a mixture of hydrocarbons that exists in the liquid phase at the temperature and pressure at which it is measured. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Oil well: means a well for which the energy equivalent of the oil produced exceeds the energy equivalent of the gas produced, as determined at the time of well completion. See 43 CFR 3179.3
  • ONRR: means the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, U. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Outage gauging: means the distance from the surface of the liquid in a tank to the reference gauge point of the tank. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Permanent measurement facility: means all equipment constructed or installed and used on-site for 6 months or longer, for the purpose of determining the quantity, quality, or storage of production, and which meets the definition of FMP under §3170. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Piping: means a tubular system (e. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • PMT: means Production Measurement Team. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Point of royalty measurement: means a BLM-approved FMP at which the volume and quality of oil or gas which is subject to royalty is measured. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Positive displacement meter: means a meter that registers the volume passing through the meter using a system which constantly and mechanically isolates the flowing liquid into segments of known volume. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Primary device: means the volume-measurement equipment installed in a pipeline that creates a measureable and predictable pressure drop in response to the flow rate of fluid through the pipeline. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Production: means oil or gas removed from a well bore and any products derived therefrom. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Production phase: means that event during which oil is delivered directly to or through production equipment to the storage facilities and includes all operations at the facility other than those defined by the sales phase. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Prospective record owner: means a person who has a contract or other agreement to purchase a tract of land that is in non-Federal ownership with a reservation of minerals in the United States, or a person who is purchasing a tract of land under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 or other laws authorizing the conveyance of Federal lands subject to the reservation of a mineral interest. See 43 CFR 2720.0-5
  • psia: means pounds per square inch--absolute. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • psig: means pounds per square inch--gauge. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Public lands: means any lands and interest in lands owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary through the Bureau of Land Management except:

    (1) Lands located on the Outer Continental Shelf. See 43 CFR 2710.0-5

  • Purchaser: means any person or entity who legally takes ownership of oil or gas in exchange for financial or other consideration. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Qualified test facility: means a facility with currently certified measurement systems for mass, length, time, temperature, and pressure traceable to the NIST primary standards or applicable international standards approved by the BLM. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Quality: means the combination of the inherent properties or attributes of a product which determines its relative degree of excellence. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Redundancy verification: means a process of verifying the accuracy of an EGM system by comparing the readings of two sets of transducers placed on the same primary device. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Seal: means a uniquely numbered device that completely secures either a valve or those components of a measuring system that affect the quality or quantity of the oil being measured. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Secondary device: means the differential-pressure, static-pressure, and temperature transducers in an EGM system, or a mechanical recorder, including the differential pressure, static pressure, and temperature elements, and the clock, pens, pen linkages, and circular chart. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior. See 43 CFR 2710.0-5
  • Slop oil: means oil that is of such quality that it is not acceptable to normal purchasers and is usually sold to oil reclaimers. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Standard deviation: means a measure of the variation in a distribution, and is equal to the square root of the arithmetic mean of the squares of the deviations of each value in the distribution from the arithmetic mean of the distribution. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • State Director: means the Director, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 2655.0-5
  • Statistically significant: describes a difference between two data sets that exceeds the threshold of significance. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Tampering: means any deliberate adjustment or alteration to a meter or measurement device, appropriate valve, or measurement process that could introduce bias into the measurement or affect the BLM's ability to independently verify volumes or qualities reported. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Threshold of significance: means the maximum difference between two data sets (a and b) that can be attributed to uncertainty effects. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Transducer: means an electronic device that converts a physical property, such as pressure, temperature, or electrical resistance, into an electrical output signal that varies proportionally with the magnitude of the physical property. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Transducer: means an electronic device that converts a physical property such as pressure, temperature, or electrical resistance into an electrical output signal that varies proportionally with the magnitude of the physical property. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Transporter: means any person or entity who legally moves or transports oil or gas from an FMP. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Turndown: means a reduction of the measurement range of a transducer in order to improve measurement accuracy at the lower end of its scale. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Uncertainty: means the range of error that could occur between a measured value and the true value being measured, calculated at a 95 percent confidence level. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Uncertainty: means the statistical range of error that can be expected between a measured value and the true value of what is being measured. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Unit: means the land within a unit area as defined in 43 CFR 3180. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Unit PA: means the unit participating area, if one is in effect, the exploratory unit if there is no associated participating area, or an enhanced recovery unit. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Upper calibrated limit: means the maximum engineering value for which a transducer was calibrated by certified equipment, either in the factory or in the field. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Vapor tight: means capable of holding pressure differential only slightly higher than that of installed pressure-relieving or vapor recovery devices. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Variance: means an approved alternative to a provision or standard of a regulation, Onshore Oil and Gas Order, or NTL. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Verification: means the process of determining the amount of error in a differential pressure, static pressure, or temperature transducer or element by comparing the readings of the transducer or element with the readings from a certified test device with known accuracy. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Waste oil: means oil that has been determined by the AO or authorized representative to be of such quality that it cannot be treated economically and put in a marketable condition with existing or modified lease facilities or portable equipment, cannot be sold to reclaimers, and has been determined by the AO to have no economic value. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • WIS: means Well Information System or any successor electronic filing system. See 43 CFR 3170.3